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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13. (Before His Honor Mr Justice Sim.) BREACH OF PROBATION. Edward Kelly, 20 yea re of ago, was brought before the Court for failing to comply with the condition of his release on probation after conviction for breaking and ente.u ig and theft at Queenstown iu July last. Mr Solomon, K.C., appearing for the Crown, said the report of the inspector jat Invercargill was to the effect that I Kelly .reported himself nr September and October and paid £2 2s. Then ho left without notifying the probation officer, and went to Clamant and joined the Expeditionary Force. He was ai rested at Wrlling- | ton. The sum of £6 7s 6d was owing, i When before tho Omit at the trial it was j { stated that he had lieen leading a fast j •' life and following football instead ol ) working. ; i His Honor a -Led ho w Kelly had bo- ; I' ha veil hbi.’t-elf after i»-mg r.jmitteil loi probation. i Constable Rome, of Queenstown, gave i evidence, rim purport of which was that | Kelly had got work, but preferred to [ potter about. i Prisoner said in the course of his ad- ’ dross to tiro Court that ho wanted to go i with the Expeditionary Force, and would ! have been too late if he, had reported to the police. Ho thought there would be no harm in going so long as he made .arrangements for paying the money. Elis Honor said" that apart from the report the evidence showed that Kelly's conduct had not been good. lie had not sought work, and his b ilia vicin' showed that he did not deserve the benefit of the First Offenders’ Probation Oct. The only course was to sentence him for the. offences of which, ho had been originally convicted. ’idle sentence- would be 12 ; months’ imprisonment, with hard labor, j CHAMBERS BUSINESS ! In AVaddingham v. the- New Zealand Coal and Oil Company an order was made by consent iMr Duncan applying) for trial by special jury, Re Alice Blacker*, dec cased.- -Petition for leave to cell land (Mr W. L. Moore). — Order in terms of prayer : costs to be fixed by Registrar before payment. Probate was granted in the wills of Ann Ross. Charles “Jameson Brown, Herbert Henry Rodgers, and Adam fnnekshank. Letters of administration wore grunted re Joseph M’Chme, Hilbert l.'gie, John Columbia Carroll, and Margaret Lyon. DATES FOR TRIAL. His Honor went through the list of civil cases set down for trial at the sittings commencing next week, and made the follow | ir.g appointments: Monday. 16th. —Chambers at 10. I Tuesday. 17th.—Two divorce car-rs, ! Thwaites v. Thwaite- and Hitt r. Hitt,! at 10.30 | ■Wednesday. 18th.—‘ New Zealand Times’ j v. ‘Dominion.’ before a. common jury at ID. This U a libel case in which £5,000 j is claimed ns damages. ; Tuesday, 24th.--Trinder v. Trinder j (divorce), the Judge alone, at 10. ! Wedia>day. 2"'th. John Robert "Wad-j dingham v. the New Zealand Coal and j Oil Company, before a special jury, at ; 10. The ela'im is for £2.000 damages for j personal injiur. ;

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SUPREME COURT, Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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SUPREME COURT Evening Star, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914